Defend the Faith
If you want to grow in your ability to more accurately understand the Bible and defend your faith, our Christian apologetics program is for you.
God’s people are called to love him with all their minds, in addition to their hearts and strength. With the increasing pluralism and antagonism to Christianity, believers must be prepared to give a defense for their hope. That’s why Lancaster Bible College is proud to offer a master’s degree in apologetics. This concentration prepares students to think critically about the various religious and non-religious belief systems that challenge the truth of Christianity. It equips them to effectively engage any person or thought-system with the truth of the Christian faith. This is a benefit to the church and the cause of Christ as a whole.
The program is delivered in a blended, accelerated, cohort-based model that allows life-engaged adult learners to complete an advanced degree without uprooting life at home and work. Students participate in a learning community that blends online education with in-class residencies. A typical course is 6 weeks in length and is comprised of 5 weeks of online work and two days of residency. Additionally, because of our partnership with Faithlife, we are able to provide you with a Logos Bible Software package worth over $4,000 for a fraction of the cost, and already built into the cost of M.A.B.S., M.A.M., and M.Div. programs. Capital is committed to equipping students with the skill-set needed for successful ministry in the 21st century. We believe this includes taking full advantage of the technologies that are relevant and applicable to their context. The Capital Logos Package combines a custom-designed library of exegetical resources and the powerful tools of Logos Bible Software. This combination will aid our students in being faithful to the Biblical text as they navigate the demands of life and ministry. Additionally, you can:
“All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness…” – 2 Timothy 3:16–17
View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.
“I chose Capital because it was accessible, affordable, practical and theologically solid. It was a balanced, comprehensive program that fit my life. I was also learning things that I was able to apply immediately. I came out of the class on The Life & Work of the Leader and taught it to my elders within a week!”
Mark Farnham, Ph.D.
Professor, MABS in Christian Apologetics Program Director
“Young pastors face a far more complex world than previous generations, so be sure you get the best possible preparation for ministry.” — Dr. FarnhamRead Bio
Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary, Apologetics
Th.M.,Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, New Testament
M.Div., Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary, Pastoral Ministry
B.A., Maranatha Baptist Bible College, Pastoral Studies
Hobbies: Hiking, fishing, travel, history, New England sports teams
Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. Colossians 1:28-29 (ESV)
Samuel Harbin, D.Min.
Professor, Chair of Bible & Theology Department
“I want my students to deeply appreciate the importance of the gospel for every aspect of their life and ministry.” — Dr. HarbinRead Bio
D.Min., Dallas Theological Seminary,
M.Div., Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary,
B.A., Indiana Baptist College, Pastoral Studies
Hobbies: Indiana Hoosiers basketball, playing stringed instruments, woodworking, hunting
“Him (Christ) we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.” (Col. 1:28)